Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Title Insurance,  Wine of the Day

They’re creepy and they’re kooky

I’ve had a headache for two days straight. So in lieu of real content…Remember Elvira Mistress of the Dark and her Feedbag?

Apparently Elvira was the First female to twirl tassels on a national network. Who knew? Back when she was just doing her show in LA and I was living in Santa Barbara we used to watch it every Saturday night before we went out and got into that evening’s trouble. I saw the original Jello bit when it happened live. Nuff said. Then she went Nationwide, and I moved to San Francisco. ANYWAY, from the PBE feedbag…

OldTitleGuy, a brilliant guy in his own right sent in this mathematical puzzle. It’s puzzling all right.


Try it without looking at answers.

1) Pick your favorite number between 1-9
2) Multiply by 3, then
3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3 (I’ll wait while you get the calculator ….)
4) You’ll get a 2 or 3 digit number ….
5) Add the digits together

Now Scroll down …………..

Now with that number see who your ROLE MODEL is from the list below:

1. Hillary Clinton
2. Nelson Mandela
3. Tony Romo
4. President Bush
5. Bill Gates
6. Gandhi
7. Brad Pitt
8. Brett Favre
9. OldTitleGuy
10. Barack Obama

That’s really pretty ooky eh? And now this from the feedbag, a quote from the SF Gate article:

Foley Wine Group founder Bill Foley, who is chairman of the national insurance company Fidelity National and got into the wine business as a sort of second career, said Monday from his home in Montana, “We’re not planning on changing branding, but we may change the packaging of the Sebastiani wines.”

Foley first considered buying Sebastiani in June, but talks fell apart and other suitors lined up. When discussions were reactivated a month ago, Foley said he was drawn to the deal because of the Sebastiani name, the price points, and the wines.

Having been on a winery-buying binge for more than a year – he owns Firestone Vineyards in Santa Barbara County, Merus in Napa, and Three Rivers Winery in Washington, to name a few – Foley also sought more leverage with distributors. Sebastiani produces 280,000 cases a year.

In other words, The Burgermeister is going to shit up do for the wine business the same way he screwed up what he did for the title business. This saddens me in ways I cannot explain. Thank God for Spanish wines. I just wish this classless clown would go back to flipping burgers and leave legitimate business (in particular wine) alone. Can’t wait for him to outsource grapes to some godforsaken hellhole to save money. Any vineyard workers who had special perks like benefits or decent wages can kiss that goodbye. He’ll be laying everyone off and bringing them back as temps. Jerk-off. We can chose which wine to drink and I would encourage everyone that reads PBE to boycott the Foley Wine Portfolio.

One Comment

  • OldTitleGuy

    Now stop trying different numbers — it won’t help.

    A boycott is ok, so long as Foley didn’t buy up Ripple and Thunderbird.

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